Monday, 21 July 2014

The Rosey Boot

For a while now, one of my all time favourite brands has been The Horse, a small handmade business that makes shoes and leather goods. A couple of years ago I bought a pair of Horse shoes on sale, and loved them so much that I decided to treat myself to a pair of lovely boots from their winter collection. They are called the Rosey Boot and they are just perfect. Since buying them I have pretty much worn them everyday, as they fit me like a dream and are the most comfortable shoes I own. Even though the price was definitely more then I would normally spend, I think it was well worth it as I can already tell that these will be my go to winter shoes for many more years to come.

Do you love The Horse too? I think the next thing on my wish list is one of their gorgeous watches.  

Friday, 18 July 2014

Love Eat Make

Today I thought I would share with you a new type of post that I'm thinking of making into a feature for my blog that I like to call 'Love Eat Make'. It's just a small post to share something I'm loving, something I'm eating and something I'm making during my week. I hope you like it! 

LOVE | Since becoming engaged I've been loving the magazine Hello May. It's a bridal magazine that features creative and non-traditional weddings (that I much prefer!). I have bought two copies of this magazine so far, and I love it so much that I'm thinking of ordering all of the past issues so I can add them to my collection. Their blog is also really inspiring! 

EAT | A couple of weeks ago, a group of friends and I went to Melbourne for a weekend and while we were there we visited Adriano Zumbo's patisserie and I bought a box of his delicious macarons. They were amazing, and I will talk about them in more detail in a separate post soon. 

MAKE | At the beginning of winter I started a new granny square blanket using different scrap pieces of wool. I love how it is turning out and really like the fact that I'm using wool that would have otherwise been thrown out. I will also share this project in more detail soon!   

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

My Ring + Wedding Bits

So here is my first wedding related blog post - one of many I'm sure! So far all I have done in regards to planning is read through a few wedding magazines, buy a wedding journal and started a Pinterest board. I think I'm going to tackle the planning very slowly as I really enjoy planning events and I've always seen my wedding day as the highlight of my 'event organising' and crafting life. I also kind of want to soak it all in and enjoy being newly engaged for a little while. 

I'm really looking forward to making so many different things for my wedding and I've already decided that I would like to make my bridesmaids dresses and as much of the food as I can for the day. I just really enjoy making things a lot, and I can't wait to share some of my wedding projects here! 

I've also including some better close up pictures of my ring. It's such a beautiful and unique ring and what makes it even more special, is that Matt designed it himself and worked with a local jeweller for about five months to get it exactly right! He even included little details, such as the small engravings on the sides that were apparently very popular in the 1950's but haven't really been done much since, which gives it a real antique feel (also I might add that the 1950's is my most favourite era!). I would have never been able to pick a ring anywhere close to as lovely as this one, and I'm so very lucky to have a guy that knows me so well!     

Monday, 14 July 2014

Red Riding Hood

Winter has well and truly hit Tasmania now and even though it is freezing cold at the moment, the days have been really beautiful and sunny lately. These photos were taken on Saturday morning after Matt and I had our weekly Nutella hot chocolate from one of our favourite cafes. I don't love having my photo taken, but I asked Matt to take some photos of my outfit for me so that I could share it here. I think I might like to start posting some of my outfits more often as I love seeing what other people are wearing on their blogs and I think it would be nice to have a collection of some of my nicer outfits.

I've worn this red cape or 'riding hood' a lot over the last few weeks. My mum gave it to me a few years ago and I've recently rediscovered it as I was cleaning through my wardrobe. I don't have a coat at the moment and can't really afford to buy one either, so this little cape has been doing the trick!

Also, did you notice my lovely new ring? Matt and I are engaged, which I still can't quite believe (it only happened 10 days ago!). He designed the ring himself and it is so beautiful and unique. I will definitely share some more photos of it soon!